1999 One hundred and Twelveth Annual Grand Lodge Meeting
02/20/00 10:34 PM
The following summarizes the results of our 1999 Grand Lodge Meeting:
Our new Grand Master is Most Worshipful Brother Charles Ingram
The balloting results for code amendaments and changes were as follows:
|Share Teritory by Compact||Rejected|
|Allow Annual Lodge of Sorrow option||Passed|
|Change in Per Capita||Rejected|
|Change 25 year award requirements||Passed|
|Change recommendar requirements||Passed|
|Proposing men for membership||Rejected|
|Change Residency requirements||Passed|
|Remove potentially Offensive language||Passed|
March 23, 1999 Salem Lodge Confers First Degree of 1999.
Brother John Hulla, Jounior Warden performed in the East and conferred a perfect degree for our newest Brother Robert Lee Barber who is the son of Brother Earl Barbara.
Salem Lodge 289 and area Lodges
Celebrate George Washington Week
Feburary 15, 1999
On Monday February 15, Salem Lodge 289 hosted a Special Flag raising ceremony at the Winston Salem Masonic Temple on Miller street. Winston-Salem Mayor Jack Cavanaugh was in attendance to read his Proclamation declaring the week of February 15 as George Washington Week in honor of the Bicentennial of Washington's death on December 14, 1779. A brief talk on George Washington and his Masonic career was presented by Ray Gaddis, Master Salem Lodge 289. Afterwards all joined for the reading of a prayer written by George Washington and hoisting of a special flag. A replica of Washington's Commander in Chief Flag that has been flown over Mount Vernon was raised in front of the Temple and the Pledge of Allegiance recited. The flag was flown all week at the Temple to commemorate the George Washington bicentennial. As part of our Bicentennial program, Salem Lodge will also be presenting a set of school books on Washington to a local High School as well as hosting a History bee on Washington later in the year. Ray Gaddis Salem Lodge 289.